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model s fire in the state of tennessee. phil lebeau has details on that one. phil? >> and, bill, we're still trying to get exact details about what happened with this tesla model s fire. take a look at these pictures provided to us by the tennessee highway patrol. these are shots of the model s after the fire was put out. the driver was uninjured. got out of the car. he apparently drove over a tow hitch in the road. that punctured the battery compartment. by the way, as you're looking at this, this is the third model s fire in the last six weeks. and for tesla shares, it has added to what has been a terrible couple of days. in fact, this is the worst two day drop for tesla shares in more than three years. tesla says it is sending a team of investigators to tennessee to investigate what happened. as for the federal government, the national highway traffic safety administration tells us that it will contact the local authorities who are looking into the incident to determine if there are vehicle safety implications that merit agency action. tesla has sold more than 19,000 model s vehi
cars. and our phil lebeau is on-site mingling with the top auto ceos. >> hey, tyler, electric cars a big theme at the show this year. this is one of the new ones introduced, volkswagen's e gulf we'll talk with the head of volkswagen of america when "power lunch" returns. [ bagpipes and drums playing over ] [ music transitions to rock ] make it happen with the all-new fidelity active trader pro. it's one more innovative reason serious investors are choosing fidelity. get 200 free trades when you open an account. >>> day two of the l.a. auto show and cnbc is all over the hottest cars or phil lebeau is. he's on-site with the first on cnbc interview with the ceo of volkswagen of america. phil? >> thank you, tyler. i'm here with jonathan browning the gentleman who runs volkswagen of america and we're standing in front of your newest vehicle you unveiled the e gulf, e for electric. how much due mand is out there in your opinion in terms of electric vehicle? >> the electric vehicle demand is a small minority of the total market price but it's growing. for example, in our long-term plannin
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, our own phil lebeau with more details on that. >> reporter: good morning, kate. we're here at the l.a. auto so where as they get ready to open the show, a lot of talk is about what's happening with tesla. a few minutes ago, this tweet from elon musk, the ceo of tesla. he says why does a tesla fire with no injury get more media headlines than 100 gas car fires that kill hundreds of people per year? what he's referencing is the fact that the national highway traffic safety administration has opened a formal investigation into the model s battery fires. in doing so the agency said the investigation was prompted by recent incidents in washington state and tennessee that resulted in battery fires due to undercarriage strikes with roadway debris. nobody was injured, nobody was killed in either of the tesla model s fires and tesla this morning said it asked the national highway traffic safety association to launch a formal investigation. it brings up the question, will there be a rrl? this is what elon musk said at the deal book contract just last week when andrew ross sorkin asked him abo
that the plane maker rejecting a controversial contract proposal. it could have big ramifications. our phil lebeau in chicago. phil, this seemed like a real important vote not just for boeing but also for the labor community as a whole. >> absolutely because this is one of those plumb possibilities out there in terms of where boeing puts the 777 x plane. the union, the machinist in seattle, had a chance to vote on a contract offer which would extend through 2024. two-thirds of the members voted it down last night. here's a sense of what they were feeling as they were voting. >> i was quite certain it was not going to pass. i could not see my brothers and sisters taking this and the way it was presented to us as extortion and accepting it. >> they choose to take the 777 x the same path they took the 787 and commit corporate suicide, it's their business. it's not ours. >> keep in mind, boeing offered a guarantee of the 777x being built in the puget sound if the union agreed to that eight-year contract which would have had some changes to the pension, a 1% a year pay raise. they would have had to pay
to lagging sales. our phil lebeau explains in chicago. hey, phil. >> reporter: this is about the new vehicle that lincoln has unveiled today, called the mkc. let's look at it. it's really a small crossover utility vehicle. they're calling it a small suv. but it's built on a car platform. it will start at just under $34,000. now, lincoln is hoping the mkc captures the growing demand for small suvs and luxury crossover utility vehicles. year-to-date, lincoln sales down 3%. they've had no traction at all, while the luxury market overall is up 11%. but the head of lincoln says he believes things are starting to turn around. >> as the luxury business is about brand, it's about contribution margin, and it's about customers buying the best product. and we are really pleased to see that our price on the new mkc are up almost $6,000. our hybrid mix is over 30% now, which is something we didn't expect, frankly. >> reporter: so there are some metrics that are moving in favor of lincoln, which really has been stuck in the mud for a long time. but jim farley thinks they can bring it around. the showrooms
. >> we are getting numbers on auto sales. chrysler already came out with a miss. phil lebeau has ford numbers. >> reporter: these are slightly below the estimate, overall ford for the month of october, an increase of sales of 14%. again, the street was expecting 15.5%. a couple of numbers stand out here. the best retail sales for the month of october since 2004. we usually don't focus on just one month. that is interesting. best retail sales since 2004. the f-series, it continues to be just incredible. up 63,000 in terms of total sales, up 13% for the month. that is the sixth straight month with f-series sales of greater than 60,000. guys back to you. >> phil, thank you for that. >> the stock does anything. >> i was going to ask you, you know, we've seen some of the whole sale inventory numbers showing stockpiling at auto dealers. some of the loans are stretched out. >> gm stories there about no deals, deals, i think if you don't offer these deals, you got to stay on that treadmill. these stocks have stalled. i don't know why. i'm saying that it's not as easy because europe is turning
the industry. phil lebeau is in mexico with carlos goen. phil, over to you. >> reporter: thank you, kelly. we have a busy day in new york, and also a busy day here in mexico. and carlos is joining me, chairman of nissan-renault. a lot of the plant here, why now? >> yes, we're already here. >> correct. >> we have a plant that's full. 175,000 cars a year capacity, capable of doing four cars. but it will be filled with one car, the central behind me, demand is strong in the united states, and very strong, also, in mexico. little by little, mexico is becoming an export hub for the americas. >> the weaker yen. obviously, you're more diversified than many of the japanese counterparts around the world. how much has it benefited you? does it make it a little -- put less pressure on you to diversify the base even more? >> no, i said when the end was 75 or 76, we need to hit 100 in order to -- for the end to be neutral. we're there. i think it's neutral for the moment. i don't think there's an advantage. i don't think there is a handicap. we are much more diversified than our competitors in japan. we f
on the verge of an unprecedented deal that will get the company through the bulk of its orders. phil lebeau has the details out of chicago. good morning, phil. >> reporter: good morning. this is important for boeing and machinists. they're saying are we're sure we're going to have labor peace through the rest of the decade? that's what it looks like as they're close to signing a deal. for boeing as they close in on this deal, the labor contract, if they agree to a new one, would ensure the 777x, that it would largely be assembled in the puget sound area. what does boeing get out of this deal? a new contract that would run through at least 2020 and perhaps several years after that, ensuring labor peace for boeing for several years, which is going to be critical as they go through the rest of this decade. you've got to go back to 2008, the last time that boeing had to deal with a strike by the machinist union. when you look at boeing's back log, the important thing is boeing wants the certainty about the fixed labor costs for more than 4,700 planes. this is a all-time record. the value, $345 bill
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